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Eben Alexander
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Eben Alexander III

Eben Alexander III is the author, main character, and narrator of Proof of Heaven. He is a neurosurgeon who has trained and worked at many prestigious institutions including Massachusetts General Hospital, Duke University Medical School, and Harvard Medical School. He devoted his life to science and felt that this was his life's calling. At the same time, he has also always been devoted to his wife, Holley, and two children, Eben IV and Bond. Despite the fact that he and his family occasionally attended Church in their community, Alexander considered himself a secular person. As much as he would have liked to have faith, he ultimately did not believe in God, spiritual powers, or the afterlife. Like many scientists, he always concluded that near-death experiences and other spiritual experiences were fantasies created by the brain. Alexander believed that consciousness is created by the brain and...

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